First capacity crowd this season at Paul Brown Stadium, with thousands of Steelers fans expected. That ends streak of seven straight regular season Bengals home games that failed to sell out. Steelers swept series last season and have won eight of last nine in Cincinnati.
QB Ben Roethlisberger 6-1 career in Cincinnati. Roethlisberger has thrown for more than 300 yards in each of last three games, a franchise first. Steelers have been getting off to fast starts, scoring on 14 of 24 first-half possessions in last four games.
They've scored touchdowns on four of last five game-opening drives.Mike Tomlin could get his 50th regular-season victory, joining Chuck Noll, Bill Cowher and Raymond "Buddy" Parker in that category. Bengals trying for sixth straight win, which would match second-longest streak in club history. They also won six in a row in 1973, 1975 and 1988. They won last seven games in 1970 - their third season as expansion franchise. ...
Andy Dalton's 12 touchdown passes are most by rookie in first eight games of season since 1970 merger. Dalton trying to become first rookie QB with six wins in row since Vince Young in 2006. Dalton has thrown for 1,696 yards. He's 159 yards shy of breaking Greg Cook's team rookie mark from 1969. .A.J. Green leads NFL rookie receivers in catches (40), yards (599) and touchdown catches (5).